Clarke Elementary’s Leadership Day has undergone a makeover, including the way members of the community take part. The event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the school. Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 20 to email@example.com.
Read more about the changes here.
Clarke Elementary has been awarded the Silver Healthier US School Challenge and received recognition at the recent Indian Walk, in which elementary students and staff walked to the square emphasizing healthy living via nutrition and exercise. The Healthier US Challenge aims to improve the health of America's children by promoting a healthier school environment. To help meet the goal, Clarke Elementary has identified and made changes to improve the quality of food served, provide students with nutrition education and promote physical education and opportunities for physical activity.
Clarke will host a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion event being held at Clarke Community High School on Tuesday, October 24th. (This is also the first night of parent/teacher conferences.) The event will be held in the library media center from 4:00-7:00 PM. Staff from Clarke, SWCC, and ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) will be present to assist you in filing your FAFSA. Please drop in at any time.
If you already have your FSA ID it will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete the FAFSA. If you don’t have your FSA ID we can create one at the event, but it will go much faster if it is done in advance. Both student and parent will need an FSA ID. To create yours visit https://fasid.ed.gov.
Following is a list of items you should bring with you to the FAFSA completion event. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Scott, school counselor, at Clarke Community High School.
The Clarke Elementary Student Council is looking for nonprofit organizations to be the recipients of their school-wide fundraising during the third quarter.
All nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply! The deadline is October 20.
Clarke Middle and High School students achieved gains in their reading scores on the Iowa Assessments that surpassed the average gains students achieved nationally and most grades achieved gains higher than other students in the state. On average, Clarke Middle and High School students increased their National Standard Score in reading by 18.25 points versus an average 14 point increase in the state.
"We attribute the increase to a greater focus on reading and literacy in both the middle and high school," said Curriculum Director Jean Bahls. "In the middle school, students take a reading class during 7th and 8th grade and all middle school teachers incorporate a reading routine into their daily lessons. At the high school, reading classes are offered and teachers provide literacy instruction to all students three days a week during advisory."
Mr. Don Ray, a new teacher to the Clarke High School, uses music to help his Spanish students learn and reinforce vocabulary. Plucking his guitar, he leads the classes in songs like "Los Pollitos." Check out the video below!
This is available to ANY Clarke student and their family who are in need of food or clothing assistance. We also have toiletries, as well as Clarke apparel available. You or your family could be going through a tough time and we would like to help. If you are unable to come during Food Pantry hours but could use some assistance, please contact Mr. Brad Lampe or Mrs. Becky Jones-Webb at 342-6505 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses who have donated to the pantry, including Percussions Restaurant and Timber Ridge Market, just to name a few. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Mr. Lampe or Mrs. Jones-Webb, or bring donations on Mondays between 4 and 5 p.m.